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Black History Month – Rupert’s Story

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My Home Life England is marking Black History Month in October 2020 and celebrating Black people’s vital contribution to social care in care homes across the country. Care homes, and social care more broadly, would undoubtedly not exist in their current form without the valued contributions from their Black workforce. We also continue to recognise […]

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Black History Month – Josephine’s Story

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My Home Life England is marking Black History Month in October 2020 and celebrating Black people’s vital contribution to social care in care homes across the country. Care homes, and social care more broadly, would undoubtedly not exist in their current form without the valued contributions from their Black workforce. We also continue to recognise […]

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New course: Supporting care homes with community engagement

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Are you interested in a short course to support busy care home staff in getting the most out of their community? At My Home Life England we know that community engagement is a key priority for care homes. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently identified community engagement as a key characteristic of outstanding care […]

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Innovation and inclusion at Digby Manor

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“Good care should be celebrated and shared everywhere” says Jane Farr, Registered Manager at Digby Manor Residential Care Home in Birmingham and graduate of the My Home Life (MHL) Development programme. Jane kindly shared with us some of things that have been going on at Digby Manor over the past few months, and it’s clear […]

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We’re recruiting a part-time Research Fellow for our Intergenerational Linking project

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We’re recruiting for a Part-time Research Fellow to work on the appreciative action project, Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking, for 24 months. The project is linking young people aged 5-14 from school and youth organisations, with older people living in care homes. The aim of this project is to adopt an appreciative action […]

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World Alzheimer’s Day – let’s talk about dementia

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We are supporting this year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Day 2020 – let’s talk about dementia. Around 70% of people living in care homes are living with a form of dementia. For people who have a diagnosis of dementia confirmed as early as possible, planning with family, friends and/or a support organisation, although often difficult, […]

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Join our webinar – intergenerational linking between young people and older people living in care homes

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Are you interested in intergenerational work and the exciting possibilities of linking young and older people together? On Wednesday 7th October 4-5:30pm we’re hosting a free webinar all about our Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project – an exciting national initiative from us at My Home Life England and The Linking Network which is linking young people from schools and youth organisations with […]

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Join our new board! Help make a positive difference in care homes

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We’re looking for people who can help us make a positive difference in care homes for older people! We at My Home Life England are developing our role in supporting those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people. We are looking for people with a little time and a lot of passion to […]

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Frithwood’s daily quotes spread positivity

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Positive words go a long way to uplift and inspire others and Evi Beletsioti, manager of Frithwood Nursing Home in London, is someone who knows the power of positive words! Since lockdown started, Evi has been posting a motivational quote on Frithwood’s home whiteboard every day, to support and inspire residents and staff through the challenging […]

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Our New Offer for 2020 and beyond

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My Home Life England are delighted to launch our new, flexible programme in response to COVID-19 and beyond to support quality of life in care homes. Building, as always, on our strong history of supporting those who have demonstrated huge commitment and expertise in delivering quality of life in residents, staff and families, our new […]

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